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B Chpt 2 Addendem

Common Symptoms (Brooke Honaker)

diaphoresis excessive perspiration
flushing a red appearance by the skin, which generally affects the face & neck. commonly present with a fever
jaundice a yellow appearance by the skin, first evident in the white of the eyes.
rash an eruption of the skin.
bradycardia an abnormally slow pulse rate (less than 60 bmp)
dehydration a decrease in the amount of water in the body. the patient has a flushed appearance, dry skin, & decreased output of urine.
edema the retention of fluid in the tissues, resulting in swelling. skin over the area is tight. this is most easily observed in the extremities.
trachycardia an abnormally fast heart beat (greater than 100 bmp)
anorexia a loss of appetite & lack of interest in food.
constipation a condition in which the stool becomes hard & dry, resulting in difficult passage from the rectum. the consistency of the stool, rather than the frequency of defecation, is used as a guide in determining the presence of this.
diarrhea the passage of an increased loose, watery stools. the fecal material moves rapidly through the intestinal tract, resulting in decreased absorption by the body of water, electrolytes & nutrients.
flatulence the presence of gas in the stomach or intestines.
nausea a sensation of discomfort in the stomach with a feeling that vomiting may occur.
vomiting this is the ejection of the stomach contents through the mouth, also known as emesis. (the ejected contents is know as vomitus.)
cough an involuntary & forceful exhalation of air followed by a deep inhalation. it may be productive (meaning a discharge is produced) or non productive (no discharge is present)
cyanosis a bluish discoloration of the skin due to lack of oxygen.
dyspnea labored or difficult breathing.
epistaxis hemorrhaging from the nose (nosebleed)
chills a feeling of coldness accompanied by shivering; generally present with a fever.
convulsion involuntary contractions of the muscles.
fever or pyrexia a body temperature that is higher than normal.
headache a feeling of pain or aching in the head; a common symptom that accompanies many illnesses; can be a result of tension, fatigue, and/or eyestrain.
malaise a vague sense of body discomfort, weakness, & fatigue, often making the onset of a disease & continuing through the course of illness.
pain irritation of pain receptors, resulting of distress or suffering; it is an important indication that a part of the body is not working properly.
pruritus severe itching.
veritgo a feeling of dizziness or light-headedness.
Created by: brookehonaker